284. Phoenicopterus roseus

284. Phoenicopterus roseus.

THE COMMON FLAMINGO.

Bag-hans, Raj-hans, India; Pukonga (Telugu) ; Pu-nari (Tamil); Urian, Ceylon.

Male 52"; 10 lbs. Female 42". Legs rose-red. Bill rosy, black tip. Plumage rosy white. Quills black.— Young: Mixed brown and dusky. From the Mediterranean to Lake Baikal, Africa, India, and Ceylon. One or two eggs (3.6 x 2.2), white. (J. 944. B. 1575.) See illustration, p. 250.

Also P. chilensis. 42". Similar to P. roseus. Legs grey. Bill white, with black tip. Wings more vermilion. South of S. America.

P. ruber. 42" to 48". Legs and feet lake. Bill yellowish, with black tip. General plumage vermilion. Florida to north of S. America.

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
284. Phoenicopterus roseus
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
284
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
249
Common name: 
Common Flamingo
M_ID: 
2029
M_CN: 
Greater Flamingo
M_SN: 
Phoenicopterus roseus
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
13132

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